Parks Canada recently closed all their parks and now BC Parks announced today that they have closed all provincial parks in response to the call for increased action to address COVID-19.
Federal and provincial directives have asked people to stay close to home to reduce COVID-19 transmission risk, but since some continue to ignore the order, they say was a necessary measure.
The timing of this decision is important given the upcoming Easter long weekend and what is usually the beginning of the busy season for outdoor recreation and camping.
BC Parks is also extending the ban on all camping in provincial parks until May 31, 2020. The Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC) branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has also closed its campgrounds and amenities in response to the COVID-19 situation.
The full closure order can be found here
. Any change to provincial park access or services will be posted to the BC Parks website